Leisure Centres are set to re-open as part of a phased approach

Following the latest Government announcement around the coronavirus pandemic response, Telford and Wrekin Leisure will be re-opening five leisure centres from Saturday 25th July.

Leisure Centres are set to re-open as part of a phased approach

From Saturday 25th July, customers who have pre-booked online for an activity will be able to access the following leisure centres to exercise:

• Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre
• Oakengates Leisure Centre
• Abraham Darby Sports and Leisure Centre
• Newport Swimming Pool
• Horsehay Village Golf Centre

The leisure teams have been working hard behind the scenes throughout the closures to ensure leisure centres are safe and ready to re-open, this includes new safety measures and guidelines for customers to follow.

Preparations have included screens installed in reception areas, hand sanitiser stations, increased cleaning schedules, limited capacities for activities and one way systems within the centres, all to ensure the safety of customers when using the facilities.

Customers will be asked to adhere to certain safety guidelines, the steps taken to re-open will be a joint effort with the purpose of keeping everybody safe. Customers can find detailed guidelines and more information about what to expect here.

To help Aspirations members decide when they are ready to return to a fitness environment, their direct debits will not automatically be resumed. To use the leisure facilities or to pre book online for any activities members will need to contact direct.debitadministrator@telford.gov.uk first to resume their Aspirations membership. This includes all direct debit memberships and pre-paid annual memberships. 

Aspirations members will need to do this before they can pre-book gym slots or fitness classes online, which will be available 3 days in advance. For more information about this, and FAQ’s please click here.

Swimming pools within the five centres named above will also be opening from Saturday 25th July. All activities, including swimming must be pre booked online or over the phone through the centre. To carefully manage the number of customers in the pools at one time, and to provide an enjoyable and safe swim, timetables have been altered to facilitate this. Customers can find more information about swimming here.

Cllr Eileen Callear, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Libraries, and Culture said “It’s been a long awaited day for many as we re-open five of our leisure facilities on Saturday 25th July. We would like to re-assure customers that we have the recommended measures in place to ensure everybody is exercising in a safe environment.”

“The teams are busy processing membership enquiries and preparing for the re-opening and would like to thank customers for their patience. We are asking that customers act responsibly within the leisure centres as we make this transition together.”

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